Sunday, April 12, 2009

Brandon - 12/04/09

Had 3 hours at the Marsh this morning before heading off to visit our adopted mum and dad in Suffolk!
JR was ringing so had a good tour of the reserve on my own and picked up my first Common Sandpiper of the year on the Teal Pool Bund. It was one of those "I'm the only bugger who saw it" type events, as it was off within 5 minutes of alerting JR to it's presence!
A couple of Sedge Warbler again but still no sign of a Grasshopper Warbler, Willlow Warbler & Blackcap are now plentiful having only arrived last week. I also came across 2 Willow Tit on Newlands.
The White Fronted Goose which I saw regularly in the winter months flew in again with a number of Greylag, and 2 Little Ringed Plover were on Willow Island when I left.
The usual species were all present and at one stage I watched a Fox walking across the Teal Pool Bund.